Rather the elite club for Jason Holder and Imran Khan.
An email comes unperturbed by the climate.
Early morning Andy Bradshaw!
Wanting at the forecast, it’ll dry up at about lunchtime for a couple of hours, but there won’t be any participate in because they’ll be getting the lunch split. Due to the fact cricket
Simply because cricket. For the reason that Examination cricket to be truthful – T20 operates at additional of a trot.
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From a drier place of the place, a beautiful piece by Tumaini Carayol on observing cricket at The Oval yesterday.
Very good early morning from Manchester wherever climate is darkish, soaked, gray and miserable. The pavements are puddle-damp, the sodden buddleia bows reduced, hoods are zipped, velcroed, pulled tight. In small, participate in will not be commencing on time.
Which is a shame for England, surely only a session or two from regaining the Wisden Trophy, and who from a stolid get started yesterday afternoon thumped to an unassailable guide of 398 just before West Indies slumped to 10 for 2 as the evening slipped away. For West Indies, short term aid, and a glimmer of a likelihood of holding on for a attract.
Must the clouds aspect, all eyes will change to Stuart Wide, who is a person wicket absent from the magic 500 where he will join the elite club of Courtney Walsh, James Anderson, Muttiah Muralitharan, Anil Kumble, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne. Does, my son requested me as I typed out this list above breakfast, that make Wide the 3rd best fast bowler of all time?
Whilst we wait, two legends from the classic vault: